Great Performances At Tokyo Marathon
LRC Beautiful Tokyo Marathon Photos
*Japan Running News Tokyo Recap
*Kipsang And Nasukawa Win Tokyo Marathon
*IAAF Recap And Top 10 Results From Tokyo

Providence, RI Runners Pat Tarpy And Patrick Moulton Have Great Weekends *Pat Tarpy Beats A Bunch Of Kenyans And Ethiopians To Run 29:18 Road 10k *Moulton And Many Others Break Course Records At National Marathon - Wash Post *Results *More On Moulton's D.C. National Marathon Win
Moulton to his coach halfway through his Sun Trust National Marathon record-breaking win: "I'm not feeling too good." D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty ran 3:25:46 for a big PR.

Other Marathons
LRC Rome Marathon Photos
*Big Upsets At Rome Marathon Relative unknown (not to mention the race rabbit) Benjamin Kiptoo runs 2:07:17 for Italy all-comers record.
*Overturned Disqualifications Add Drama To Johannesburg Marathon

Great Ryan Hall Interview
Hall talks about meeting with Toshihiko Seko, skipping CPC Half, and his training and thoughts leading up to his much-anticipated Hancock Boston Marathon debut. See our favorite quote at the bottom of this column.
*Message Board Poster Asks: Where is Ryan Hall?

New Gene Doping Test Developed In Germany

Ducks Get Back To Action Today At Oregon Preview

Chambers Busy Signing Books And Spreading His Message He hasn't trained for 10 days, which seems like a wise choice considering he might be banned from every meet where he can make any money. *Good Chambers-Inspired Training Advice For Athletes Of All Walks
IAAF: Chambers Back In The Clear, At Least For Now

Olympic Great Said Aouita Being Pushed Out As Moroccan Coach *UPDATE: Aouita Fired

Tyson Gay Still Battling Injury *More On Tyson Gay From T&FNews

Hall On His Sparse Racing Schedule: "What I love about running is training specifically for a race. I'm a very focused guy. My training is very marathon-specific, meaning that I'm not going to be great at 10Ks and half marathons, but I know that once I get out there for the marathon distance, I'm going to be in the best form possible because I've sacrificed fitness at 10K, even the half marathon, so that I can be totally A game for the marathon distance. That actually gives me more confidence than, say, running 27:30 a couple weeks before. I'd rather not go out and do that, in the same way that Khalid [Khannouchi] and some of these guys will go out and run 61 minutes for a half. I mean, [Marilson] Gomes dos Santos, he was coming off his 62-whatever he ran at world champs, compared to the year before, he ran 59-something and didn't win New York, and then last time he's in 62 shape and comes to New York and looks great. That's been my experience, too. You gotta choose your battles. So for me, that battle is the marathon in Boston."

LRC: 68:29 For Kara As The Wheels Come Off; Lel Powers Past Gharib And Cheruiyot; Wanjiru Crushed! *updated
*Press' Lisbon Recap Previews And Predicts A Potentially Historic Lisbon Half Marathon

Bolt, Dwain Chambers & Seb Coe (?)
*Seb Coe On Why He Is Positive Usain Bolt Is Clean
*Daniel Bailey Training With Bolt, Tied Bolt In First 100m And Looking For World Medal
*IAAF Relents, Dwain Chambers Breathes Easy (Pun Intended) *Still Want Dwain To Cut Ties With Conte
*Seb Coe And Friends Hold Their Nose At Chambers Even bigger news is that USATF wants to go after Dwain for writing that a huge chunk of America's 2008 Track Olympians were doing illegal performance enhancers, too.

Oregon Preview Recap

UK's 26-Year-Old Mark Lewis-Francis Has Had Big Ups And Downs In His 100m Career *Watch Mark Lewis-Francis' Biggest Moment

Kenya News:
*Tough Conditions For Early Season Kenyan Track Meet Asbel Kiprop won the 800m in 1:47 and the steeple was won in 8:55. The steeple was almost cancelled after the fire company refused to bring water for the pit.
*Team Kenya Ratcheting Up The Mental Intensity Before Heading To Amman
*Kenya's Ndiwa, 2006 Junior World XC Champ, Fights Back After Bouts With Malaria, Typhoid And Foot Injury

Lisbon Half Marathon
*Watch Here At 6:30AM Eastern
Will We See An American Break The World Half Marathon Record?
 *Update There Will Be Pacesetters, Goucher Joins Salazar In Talking WR
Sammy Wanjiru: "I'm not sure that I will beat my world record, but I will try.
I want to run the best possible time within 58 minutes, very close to my world record(58m33s)."
*Original Portugese Article Here
*Salazar Claims Goucher Is In WR Half Shape
*Sunday's Lisbon Half Marathon Is Loaded

Tokyo Marathon Serves As Last Try-Out For Japanese World Marathon Team
*Tokyo Marathon Men's Preview
Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview
NEW: If You Want To Watch Tokyo Marathon, Try Here *LRC Thread

Rome Marathon Spotlights Incerti And Kirui On Sunday

*Day 2 Masters Highlights
*Washington Post Feature On Joan's Run
Joan Benoit's 10:22 3k At Age 52 Highlights 1st Day Of US Master's Championships
And we love 95-year-old Bob Ward throwing the weight 21 feet and 65-year-old George Matthews chucking it 62 feet!

Johannesburg Marathon Is Sunday - Preview

Tamsyn Lewis Wins 15th Australian Title, But 1st In 400m Hurdles *Australian Champs Day 3 Recap
*Aussie Discus Star Dani Samuels Is Small But Explosive


Sun Trust National Marathon, 1/2 Marathon
Tokyo Marathon Top 10
Rome Marathon Top 10

Arizona's Dave Murray Distance Carnival
Miami Hurricanes Invitational
Northridge Spring Break Open
Oregon Preview
UVA Spring Swashbuckle

LRC: The Week That Was 2009

*Week 11: NCAA's, Gate River, what Eli Manning and Galen Rupp have in common.
*Week 10:
Last chance, European Indoor, D. Chambers and Diamond League.
Week 9: USAs, NCAA conferences, World's Best 10k.

Recommended Reads/Clicks

Ryan Hall Interview With Running Times "You gotta choose your battles. So for me, that battle is the marathon in Boston."

Great Article On Brian Sell As He "Runs Under the Radar" Heading Into Boston

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